Five armed robbery suspects were on Monday, August 24, 2020, arrested by operatives of Ogun State Police Command while robbing a motorcyclist of his motorcycle.
The suspects: Yusuf Ogundimu 23, (aka agbara) Moses Anthony 23 (aka Opa), Moruf Olafimihan 24, Toheeb Shola 22 and Adeyemi Afeez 27, were arrested following information received by the police at Sango Division that the syndicate who specializes in snatching motorcycle within Ijoko, Sango, ifo and Agbado area were operating at Odo Alamo area of Ijoko Ota.
Upon the information, the DPO Sango Division, CSP Godwin Idehai, according to a press statement by Ogun Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, quickly led the Division’s anti-robbery team to the scene.
The statement further said on sighting the policemen, the suspects realized that the game is overtaking to their heels but were hotly chased consequent upon which five of them were apprehended.
Investigation revealed that the gang who are eight in number were all residents of Onipetesi Area of Ijoko.
Recovered from them are: one locally made cut to size gun, ten live cartridges and one Bajaj motorcycle with registration number EDO 23 QL
Meanwhile, the commissioner of police CP Edward A Ajogun has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to special anti-robbery squads (SARS) for discreet investigation. The CP also ordered that the remaining members of the gang be hunted for and brought to Justice.
The CP, therefore, appealed to members of the public to always cooperate with the police so as to rid the state of criminal elements.